Tag Archives: Hebrews

A little review on faith – from the Pope

I’m not sure why there was repeat this recently in the lectionary, but the first part of today’s first reading is the same as that from January 29th. But, you know, I’ve done about five years of research on learning … Continue reading

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A string of commands

Today’s (actually this continues into tomorrow’s reading too) first reading confronts us with a string of commands many of which are easier said than done: Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained … Continue reading

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Hebrews 12:1-2 – Turn your eyes upon Jesus

When I read the lectionary reading from Hebrews 12 today, it immediately made me think of this wonderful hymn that we use to sing quite a bit in my former communities.  The camera work on the version I’ve chosen is … Continue reading

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A nice follow-up to the final beatitude

Yesterday at mass, we read from the beatitudes, the last part of which reads: Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict on Faith

Today’s first reading is from Hebrews 11, which begins with the (potentially) familiar statement: Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen. The following quote from Pope Benedict from his former days as … Continue reading

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John Chrysostom on Hebrews 10:24-25

Here is an excerpt from Chrysostom’s homily on the latter part of Hebrews 10.  To read the whole homily visit CCEL: [3.] ( Ver. 24, 25 ) “And” (he says) “let us consider one another to provoke unto love and … Continue reading

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